Sulphur Crested Cockatoos Dine on Native Tucker

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aussiedavid
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Sulphur Crested Cockatoos Dine on Native Tucker

The Sulphurs have had some bad press here of late: this little clip shows them dining alfresco...see they aren't all BAD! This video took 12 months to capture, it was worth the wait...what do you think?

http://youtu.be/7DPViKuWnrg

here is a 'birds eye view' of what's all about

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timmo
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Nice vid David.

The red colour in the flowers of that silky oak is spectacular. I wouldn't have expected to see them eating it while flowering, would have expected them to be eating the seeds later in the cycle.

Cheers
Tim
Brisbane

aussiedavid
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Thanks Tim, so delicate for such big birds it's almost surreal! Yes they will be back for the seeds (vid#2) but they much prefer the flowers likely the seeds are too insignificant and not worth the effort! ad

Annie W
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Wow, delicate is certainly the right word David - they're being very gentle & selective.  Definitely worth the 12 months wait for me to see this! yes.  Keep them coming, please! smiley

NW Tasmania

aussiedavid
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Thanks Ruby, yes very interesting, very delicate. If there is a bit of action at the week end I will try to get some more. With the colour combo I would love a good still toosmiley. cheers ad

aussiedavid
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Here is another one, not so close

Annie W
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Is that nectar, or dew, or a mix of both on the flowers?  It looks like it is absolutely oozing liquid birdy food - almost wish I was a bird seeing that up close, nice one David! 

NW Tasmania

aussiedavid
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Hi Ruby, I call them honey pots, yes they are oozing nectar very sticky, very sweet. Very birdie attractive. Managed to get a bit more footage today will see if it makes a second video. The sulphurs love it and the red wattle birds drop in from time to time too!! ad

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